TV programme remembers service of wounded soldiers and martyrs

Thursday, 2017-07-27 11:34:15
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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and other delegates observing a minute’s silence to pay tribute to heroes and war martyrs at an event in Hanoi (Photo: VGP)
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NDO – Generations of Vietnamese will never forget the service of wounded soldiers and martyrs who have made huge contributions to the fatherland and the flame of patriotism has been handed down from ancestors to younger generations to burn steadily and brightly.

These messages were delivered on a live television programme which was held synchronously, on July 27 in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Thai Nguyen province and Quang Tri province to mark the 70th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers Day (July 27, 1947-2017).

The event in Hanoi was attended by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong; Politburo member and Head of Party Central Committee’s (PCC) Commission for Communication and Education, Vo Van Thuong and Politburo member and Hanoi municipal Party Committee, Hoang Trung Hai, plus other Party, State and Government high-ranking officials.

After observing a minute’s silence, the delegates offered incense to commemorate heroes and war martyrs at the monument on Bac Son street, Ba Dinh district.

The audience at the event listened to revolutionary songs and touching stories shared by the family members of war martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the national construction and defence.

Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong then presented flowers to the participating Vietnamese heroic mothers and wounded soldiers at the event.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Politburo member, PCC Secretary and Head of PCC Commission for Mass Mobilisation, Truong Thi Mai and National Assembly Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty, among others, attended an event held on July 27, at the historical national site in Hung Son commune, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province.

The first meeting, held on July 27, 1947, celebrating the National Day for Wounded Soldiers was recreated at the event. Vietnamese heroic mothers, women who care for sick and wounded soldiers and war veterans, who vow to spend the rest of their lives in search of the remains of their companions in arms who laid down their lives on the battlefield, also shared their stories.

At the same time in Ho Chi Minh City, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and Politburo member and Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan joined with local residents to brave the rain at an outdoor programme at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple, Cu Chi district.

They were moved by the stories of mothers who lost their sons in the war and are still waiting for their son’s remained to be found.

The same event was also organised at Quang Tri Old Citadel, in Quang Tri province, with National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong in attendance.

Participants at the programme expressed their ever-lasting gratitude to the soldiers and heroes who sacrificed their lives during the 81-day campaign to protect the Quang Tri Old Citadel in 1972, one of the fiercest battlefields during the resistance war against the US imperialists.

The sacrifices soldiers made to protect the old citadel contributed greatly to the country’s eventual victory on April 30, 1975.

An art performance at the event in Hanoi (Photo: VTV)

Prime Minster Nguyen Xuan Phuc offers incense to war martyrs at at July 27 historical national site in Hung Son commune, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province (Photo: baothainguyen.vn)

The first meeting, held on July 27, 1947, celebrating the National Day for Wounded Soldiers was recreated at the event in Thai Nguyen (Photo: baothainguyen.vn)

Participants brave the rain at an outdoor programme at Ben Duoc Memorial Temple, Cu Chi district. (Photo: plo.vn)

National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong presents flowers to Vietnamese heroic mothers at an event in Quang Tri province (Photo: quangtritv.vn)